Plymouth University

Plymouth University

International Relations (Global Security and Development)

Understand how global security and development are interconnected in our interdependent world. Discover how and why underlying issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge. Gain a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics that drive global politics, and the ability to use this knowledge in fields as diverse as diplomacy, journalism, finance, industry, public relations and risk analysis.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a second-class Honours degree or equivalent, or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: critical approaches to global governance; crisis points: America in the Middle East since 1945; environmental governance and politics; globalisation and development in East Asia; great powers and strategic stability in the 21st century; international relations in practice; international relations in the Middle East: a critical approach; international trade policy and politics; sub-Saharan Africa in the global political economy.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01752 585858